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Federal Government Launches Review of Law and Policy on Canadian Cultural Content in an Age of Digital Disruption
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 26 2016

On April 22, 2016, Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Hon. Mélanie Joly, launched a public consultation process called "Canadian Content in a

Copyright law: 2015 year in review
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 20 2016

In 2014 the Federal Court ordered TekSavvy (a non-party internet service provider) to produce the names of approximately 2,000 customers alleged to

A practical guide to software license agreements: source code escrow arrangements
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • October 28 2013

Software license agreements often include a source code escrow arrangement that allows the customer to access and use source code for the licensed

Copyright Board Issues Landmark Decision in K-12 School Proceeding
  • Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Canada
  • April 7 2016

On February 19, 2016 the Copyright Board issued its long-awaited decision in relation to Access Copyright's proposed Elementary and Secondary

A practical guide to software license agreements: term and termination
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • February 17 2012

Software licenses and associated services are usually time-limited and subject to early termination

Software Development and Licensing: What Retailers Need to Know
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • April 12 2016

Every retailer today uses some form of software, whether it be a computer program running on local hardware, a hosted web site or an application

Patent licensee’s standing to sue for infringement
  • Field Law
  • Canada, USA
  • May 12 2015

Although you might not think so, given the proliferation of litigation, courts are actually very particular about who can bring a lawsuit. In order

Software licenses and indemnities: what obligations are you taking on?
  • Field Law
  • Canada
  • June 5 2013

License agreements often contain indemnities. An indemnity is a contractual obligation to step in and reimburse some financial obligation such as a

Deal or no deal: copyright protection in television formats
  • Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Canada, Global
  • May 25 2011

The licensing of television formats is a huge business, generating billions of dollars worldwide

“Idea theft” lawsuits gain new life in United States
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • June 29 2012

In a case with several important echoes to Canadian appellate law, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived the actor’s Hayden Christensen’s “idea theft” lawsuit against the USA Network this week in the Forest Park Pictures v. Universal Television Network Inc. decision